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The Big Blue House of Catalina

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Please Note* This property is on VRBO for advertising purpose only and bookings are not made through VRBO. Booking are only accepted by Clarence Hunt or Owners.

Our, ' Big Blue Catalina House', as we like to call it, is a great place to bring your family and friends. Whether it's just for a weekend or a week, we know you won't get bored or lack for things to do or see. It's great for family get togethers. like bithdays, special occassions, , wedding parties,Thanksgiving, New Years or to just get away from the hussle and bustle of city living. 'The Big Blue House', is perfect and is combined with, Island paradise, and its only a hour or so ride from the mainland. We fell in love with Catalina, because of it's lay back life style and go back often and we're sure you will too. Rate change Jan 01 2015 new rate below.

JUNE 1 to SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 and all holidays $425 per night 5 NIGHT MININUM or $2,975 per week + 12% and $135 for cleaning.


Off season rates SEPTEMBER 9 2013 - 2014 to JUNE $400 a night and $425 weekends Friday, Saturday, Sunday.


Keywords: 'The Big Blue House of Catalina', is the the best place to stay, because it's one of the few larger house's available .When comparing price's, concider our location, size and price. Recently renovated including updated kitchen. Most of all, It's just one block from town, walking distance to shops, restaurants Vons Express, miniture golf, Island excursions and walking distance from the Catalina Express Landing.

Please take our virtual tour and see why everyone wants to stay with us. Fully contained updated kitchen w/dishwasher recently painted through out, BB-Q, washer/dryer stereo/CD/DVD player,WIFI and everything you need to make your stay enjoyable & memorable. For a quicker responce to all your questions and to AVOID ANY SERVICE FEE THROUGH VRBO contact Call CLARENCE HUNT direct at (310)510-2721.This property does not book through vrbo - only for advertise purpose.

More Details

Property Manager
Clarence Hunt(Booking Agent) 310 510 2721, Frank Fera, Debra Markey (owners)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Clarence Hunt(Booking Agent) 310 510 2721, Frank Fera, Debra Markey (owners)

My wife Debbi are property managers and we both own & manage 4 other San Diego vacation beach rentals along with other rental properties both commercial and residential. We both love to travel trying different place's around the world. We take great pride in all our properties and love to get reviews and feedback from all our guest to enable us to improve.

Clarence Hunt(Booking Agent) 310 510 2721, Frank Fera, Debra Markey (owners) purchased this house in 1995

Why Clarence Hunt(Booking Agent) 310 510 2721, Frank Fera, Debra Markey (owners) chose Avalon

Location, location, location..Built in1929 and still retains much of it's old charm and is just a great house to bring family and freinds. Traditionally we spend Thanksgiving with family and now grandchildren. We both love going to Catalina to relax and enjoy all the things the Island has to offer and because of it's great location, we can walk everywhere.

What makes this house unique

'Location!', It's only a block from the town and walking distance to any and all you want to see and do. The house was built in 1929 and is cozy with new and old features that gives it the feel of Old Catalina. One really unique feature that everyone loves is the big sliding window in the sun room. It's a great place to relax as the sun sets and have your favorite drink of choice.


Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There are sinks in two of the bedrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twins or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Sun room with large sliding window and the perfect location. Walking distance to all...


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The Big Blue House of Catalina
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great house for families or any occassion . Very ckean,well stocked with all you need. Best location

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend The Big Blue House. The best deal for the price. The owners are on top of everything and really appreciate any comments you may want to offer. Close to all shopping and dining . Short walk from ferry and small beach close by..

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Awesome Location, great family get together

  • 5 of 5

This place is spacious and close to town. We were able to walk to the beach every night and enjoy the town. There was lots of condiments in the refridgerator which came in handy when we BBQ. We enjoyed the chairs and the beach. Clarence was great and let us stay until our boat left which was very helpful. Thanks for the great stay! We would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, fun for family, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

The location of the Big Blue House is great. About half a block to the main street in Avalon, close to Mini Golf, Grocery Store, golf cart rentals for touring the island, and restaurants. The house is perfect for family gatherings with a great dining table, a big kitchen, a nice setup for BBQ, and lots of beds. It is on a busy street, but we enjoyed watching all the people. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we're glad you had a great tim and we hope you'll tell your friends and visit , The Big Blue House again. Frank & Debbi (owners)
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so fun!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week with family at this house. We have stayed in may places over the years in Catalina and this is by far the best location yet. My grandmother is 90 and it is very easy for her to walk around from this location. Streets are flat and you are close to EVERYTHING! Big enough table to have family dinners everynight. It's a magical island and great for kids. House is stocked with evert Hong you need to make a great vacation . Can't wait to go back in July!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, It's good to know that your grandmother had a good time ,we're glad you all had a great time and we hope you'll tell your friends and visit , The Big Blue House again. Frank & Debbi (owners)
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Pets (Dogs)

  • 5 of 5

Can you allow pets??? We haven't stayed here yet, and we would love to, we just need to be able to bring our 2 dogs. They are very small dogs, and very well trained too. Is there some way that you could allow it?? We would love to stay here some time in June/July.

Thanks in advance.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pease check with Clarence Hunt at 310 510 2721.
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Los Angeles, CA

We loved our week at the Big Blue House!

  • 5 of 5

We just had a big, week long family reunion here and it was perfect.

The listing description and photos do not do this house justice. For a big group, there are many areas to gather. We were able to fit 13 people around the table (tight, but definitely doable) and, as meals were going to be a big focus, this was great. The living room includes three couches, two of which have lazy boy type adjustments on both ends. The sunroom at the very front has a big sliding window, allowing you to feel like you are in an open air porch. The kitchen is large, has a large table and almost every piece of equipment you could possibly need, including utensils, plates and wine glasses galore. This is one of those houses were the owner/manager, leaves the condiments and other things from the last guest - a real plus.

The house was very clean when we got there and is very well maintained. The only thing not working was the blender.

There are four bedrooms upstairs which easily sleep ten. It should be noted that you have to walk through the room with the double/single to get to the room with two singles. While there is only one full bath upstairs, two rooms have sinks which makes this much easier to use. The bedding is clean and adequate. More and better towels would be appreciated, though.

There are nice TV's in the downstairs living room and three bedrooms, which allows people to do different things (we are not ALL football fans).

The property was easy to book and Mr. Hunt very helpful. We asked for a late check out, which was given without a second thought and much appreciated.

A couple of drawbacks which should be noted and cannot be changed. There is no outside space at all, as the house takes up the whole lot. There is a significant amount of noise from golf carts in the front of the house, as there is a 4 way intersection there.

Other big plusses is how close you are to Little Vons (1 block) and Big Vons (4 blocks), the beach and everything else. We saved a fortune on food by eating at home pretty much every day.

I would highly recommend this property and will book it again next time we have a family reunion.

Thank you so much to the owners and to Mr. Hunt. We live on our boat in the harbor and have done this before, but this was by far our best experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I would like to thank you for your generous review. It really makes us feel good hearing that your time spent at,"The Big Blue House" was a memorable one. Sorry about that blender, we've sent a new to replace it. We really apprciate you taking the time to point that out, it's really important to us to hear not only the good, but the not so good too. We do make it a point to get over there as much as we can between bookings to stay on top of things. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back with us again. Frank & Debbi (owners)
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $450
Tax Rate 12.0%

. JUNE 1 to SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 and all holidays $450 per night 5 NIGHT MININUM mid week $435 or $2,975 per week + 12% and $150 for cleaning.
This property does not book through VRBO. only advertises. To book direct call Clarence Hunt at 310 510-2721.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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